Take control of your car’s tech with these six apps

Okay, so you you can’t remotely drive a BMW with a phone like James Bond did in Tomorrow Never Dies, but there are plenty of real apps that will let you take control of your car and its tech with little more that your smartphone and a data connection. From beaming destinations to your Toyota’s navigation system with Entune to remotely unlocking your doors with GM’s OnStar RemoteLink, we’ve rounded up a few of the best car controlling apps.


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OnStar RemoteLink (Android, iOS, Blackberry) When a many people think about General Motors’ OnStar telematics service, they think about the little blue button on the rearview mirror, but that’s only one part of the picture. The other half is the sweet OnStar Remote Link. With this app, you can remotely lock and unlock your doors, start or stop your vehicle’s engine, and honk the horn and flash the lights to help you locate your ride in a crowded parking lot. A vehicle finder shows you where your car is on a map. You can also search for destinations and send them to your car’s OnStar system for turn-by-turn navigati… [Read more]


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